Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tune In, Tune Up, Drive Off.

When you trust your vehicle to Jim’s Auto Service for a tune-up, you are essentially asking our skilled technicians to inspect your engine, analyze vehicle performance, and make adjustments as needed.  The engine tune-up checklist will comprise both preventative and restorative engine assessment, as well as final maintenance recommendations.

Here are some of the things that we do while under the hood –

1.  Check the spark plugs visually…that tells us a lot.
2.  Is the spark igniting the fuel?
3.  Check the fuel filter.
4.  Is the fuel pump functioning properly?
5.  Adjust the engine timing if necessary.

There are other steps that we use as well.  Suffice to say, here at Jim’s Auto Service we did not get the reputation as one of Raleigh’s premier shade tree mechanics without familiarity with all makes and models.  Come to the Raleigh area’s top tune-up specialist…Jim’s Auto Service.  We are located at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  For an appointment just call (919) 824-4566.

Monday, October 1, 2018

5th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest, Oct 19-20

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"The 5th Annual Triangle Oktoberfest, the largest in Central North Carolina, will be an authentic German festival focused on family fun, traditional Bavarian food and fare, and plenty of local and authentic German beers from Munich, all to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other local charities within our community."




Monday, September 17, 2018

Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh.

Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. When wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface, they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear or streak reducing driving visibility.  Danger Will Robinson, danger!

As the seasons change in the Raleigh area the snow, ice, rain and sun can cause the rubber compound on the blade to split and crack over time, creating reduced visibility when you use your wipers in inclement weather.  Responsible auto mechanics say periodically changing out your old blades for new ones to allow the windshield wiper to effectively remove debris.

It is just one of a myriad of car maintenance chores that you count on Jim Liacos to handle swiftly, accurately, and economically.  He and his crew at Jim’s Auto Service are some of the best auto maintenance professionals in the Raleigh area.  Call ahead for an appointment at Jim’s location 3711 Tarheel Drive.  That phone number is (919) 824-4566.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

America's Musical Journey, Downtown Raleigh

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"Narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, America's Musical Journey celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and creative innovations that characterize America, as told through the story of its music."





Tuesday, September 4, 2018

It’s Automatic…It’s Oil Change Time.

Here is a great way to stay on track.  As the season changes…change the oil in your vehicle.  Surveys and opinions vary on how often you need to change the oil in your car, but one belief persists.  That is, changing the oil in your ride is the surest, cheapest, and easiest way to keep your car running smoothly for years to come.

Here is a fact of our engines…not changing your oil often enough will cause it to run less efficiently, and as time goes on, it can cause the engine components to warp and wear out. The lack of lubrication between these parts will also contribute to these problems. Eventually, if the oil is not changed, the entire engine will shut down and have to be replaced.

Let’s see, $2500-$3000 to replace the engine…or have your oil changed quickly and inexpensively every three months.  It seems like easy math.  With autumn headed our way, please make an appointment at Jim’s Auto Service.  They are the Raleigh area’s auto repair professionals located at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  You can call ahead at (919) 824-4566.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Free and cheap things to do Labor Day Weekend in the Triangle

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"If you’re one of the lucky people with a long weekend away from work, you can find some fun, free things to do in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas on Labor Day Weekend, 2018."



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Man Beneath your Hood.

Whom you trust to repair your car is an important decision.  Your vehicle is one of your top investments and priorities.  Raleigh, meet Jim Liacos if you have not already done so.  Jim is the chairman of the board and head mechanic at his own shop, Jim’s Auto Service.  He is a fixture in the Raleigh community and well he should be.

We like to refer to Jim as the ultimate shade tree mechanic because he learned auto repair from the ground up by working on vehicles for friends and neighbors.  He was drafted into the Army 50 years ago.  From there, he worked at NC College of Veterinary Medicine.  That’s a circuitous route indeed on the way to becoming one of this area’s top auto mechanics!

Jim runs Jim’s Auto Service located at 3711 Tarheel Drive.  Whatever the make…whatever the model, if it runs on four-wheels Jim will fix it or has a mechanic on duty who will do it right the first time…guaranteed.  Get to know Jim and his team by stopping in at the shop or calling ahead for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.